Report: Sens lose Cam Talbot for 5-7 weeks, claim Magnus Hellberg

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Ottawa Senators goalie Cam Talbot will miss 5-to-7 weeks with an upper-body injury per Bruce Garrioch.

Talbot had been listed as day-to-day but hadn’t skated in four days, according to TSN. The Senators also claimed goalie Magnus Hellberg off waivers from Seattle on Monday.

Per Darren Dreger:

Cam Talbot, believed to have suffered a fractured rib last Saturday. Practised through pain all week before X-ray determined injury. Depending on healing process, he could be out as little as 3-4 weeks.

Ottawa opens its season Oct. 13 at Buffalo.

Cam Talbot out 5-7 weeks

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Sep 24, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Mitchell Marner (16) battles for the puck in front of Ottawa Senators goaltender Cam Talbot (33) during the first period at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The Senators acquired Talbot from Minnesota for fellow goalie Filip Gustavsson in July. A veteran goalie was needed after Matt Murray was dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Talbot, 35, went 32-12-4 in 2021-22, his second year in Minnesota, with a .911 save percentage and a 2.76 goals-against average. In 396 career games (381 starts), he is 201-142-34 with a .915 save percentage and a 2.63 goals-against average.

Anton Forsberg, 29, went 22-17-4 in 46 games (44 starts) for the Senators in 2021-22. He had a .917 save percentage and 2.82 GAA.

Hellberg, 31, has appeared in five NHL games with three teams.

–Field Level Media